HGG: Savvy Rest Shredded Latex Pillow – Review

If you’ve read my reviews in the past, you’ll know that my back hurts. I’m not kidding…every day I wake up with intense pain throughout my entire back. Since I had my daughter, my whole spine-area has suffered. From the bottom of my neck to my tailbone. Recently, the pain has been concentrated in between my shoulder blades and my neck. I knew I should get a new pillow to rest my head on, but I wasn’t quite sure what would be best. I figured that the fact that my old pillow was a factor in my pain. My now previous and unused pillow was almost paper thin, and I need something to lift my neck up instead of resting against my shoulder. Well, I think I’ve discovered what was best!! Savvy Rest, who also offers natural mattresses, came to my much-needed rescue.
About Savvy Rest
What would lead a yoga-practicing, organic-food-eating marathon runner to start a mattress company? He couldn’t sleep. Michael had insomnia, ironically at its worst while he was working for a futon company. In part, what he’d learned about materials and practices in the mattress industry was keeping him awake.
Most mattress stores were full of chemically-treated fabrics covering cheap padding or noxious chemical foams, atop flimsy foundations. Stories of rip-offs, shoddy quality and deceptive product descriptions abounded.
It occurred to Michael that many people approached mattress shopping in a state of fear. So he resolved to create a new kind of mattress company that offered a new level of quality and service. In 2003, The Savvy Sleeper, our flagship store, opened in Charlottesville, Virginia, drawing customers from as far away as Baltimore and the Carolinas. In July of 2011, we expanded our product lines, renamed the store Savvy Rest Natural Bedroom, and opened a second retail store in Vienna, Virginia.
Back at the beginning, however, finding an organic mattress to sell was a tall order. We found one natural latex mattress, but the casing was synthetic. Even the biggest companies in the ”natural mattress” niche were using only some organic materials, or making mattresses that weren’t very comfortable. We decided to make our own.
I got the opportunity to try out Savvy Rest’s Shredded Latex Pillow. Ever since the first night, I’ve noticed that the pain in my neck has decreased a good bit. I don’t wake up with a stiff neck, which in turn – causes me to be irritable. Painless neck/back = happy mommy! In fact, it’s now the ONLY pillow I sleep with!
The Shredded Latex Pillow is stuffed with soft, shredded latex (blended Dunlop and Talalay). I love that it conforms to your neck and shoulders, resulting in secure (yet moveable) support. The pillow is intentionally overstuffed, which I like. Since it is overstuffed, I can have my own unique, personal and comfortable fit. If there’s too much for your preference, just unzip the inner and outer casings to remove the desired amount. You can create the perfect height of your pillow within seconds! I didn’t need to take out any of the latex, as it had just the right amount that I liked!
The thickness of this pillow is perfect for my sensitive neck. I require a pillow that will caress my neck, not harm it even more. I can’t believe the new life that my neck now has!
 If you’re looking for comfort and versatility in a pillow, you should seriously consider Savvy Rest’s Shredded Latex Pillow. Also, this would make an excellent Christmas present for pretty much everyone!
Look out for a giveaway post coming very soon! Also, be sure to check out Savvy Rest on Facebook!


  1. says

    Thanks for the info! I have tried the latex foam pillows that are all one piece and sometimes find them not quite soft enough. I think this would be PERFECT.

  2. says

    I would love to try this pillow since I have frequent back and neck pain as well. I say when it comes to sleep it's definitely worth spoiling yourself! Even better that they're organic.

  3. says

    Wow, this definitely sounds like something I need! I'm due for a new pillow, and have been having trouble sleeping the past few months. I've been looking for one made with better materials, and this would be great!

  4. says

    You're so young to have back problems. Anyway, this pillow sounds amazing, and I want one for my own aches and pains. I like that you can easily remove filling if it's too tall.

  5. says

    Wow! Glad you found something to help! This does look great! I always tell myself that I should get a decent pillow but I never do because I'm so overwhelmed by the choices!

  6. says

    It looks so comfy! I'm in need of a good pillow to help with my back pain while pregnant… nothing has seemed to work yet. This would probably be worth a shot! Thanks!

  7. Diane K. Brimmer says

    This is great news for me. I have so much trouble with my neck as well. Thanks for posting this.

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